School Meals

School Meals

Our award-winning team provide nutritionally well-balanced meals to schools across Newcastle.  Our menus include different choices each day and always include a vegetarian option.  We also cater for a variety of dietary requirements including needs related to allergens, gluten free and diabetes.

All our menus follow the government guidelines in the School Food Plan.  These standards from the Department for Education ensure that meals are healthy, nutritious and appealing.

All of our meals are prepared fresh daily on site, and most of our ingredients are sourced locally. 

We offer two different three-week menus to primary schools, including Halal options.  Our menus are available by request at the contact details below.

All secondary schools have bespoke menus and they also have an increased range on offer through the day.

Detail on the daily offer at these school is on the individual school websites.

You can contact us to request the information in an accessible format.



We create our menus following the School Food Plan guidelines while also considering what our customers want.  Our catering teams have menus suitable for pupils with allergen or other medical issues.

Allergen information is also available for everything we serve.  This is always available in the kitchens and on request.

We work with nutritionists and our Development Chef to maintain low levels of sugar in our meals and in the drinks offered in our partner schools, while also improving improve amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in our meals.

We also use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, helping support the local economy and limiting our carbon footprint.

Costs of school meals

The costs for our school meals are as follows:

  • £2.10 for nursery schools
  • £2.20 for primary schools
  • £2.30 for special schools.

In secondary schools, meals cost £2.30 and there is also a selection of meal deals and other options available.


Free school meals

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at state schools in England automatically receive free school meals.

For pupils of other ages, please see our Free School Meals page to see if you are entitled to free school meals and to find out how to apply.


Special events and theme days

We provide bespoke meals throughout the year to support special events in schools such as religious festivals, special events, theme days and trips out.

These fun events give children the opportunity to experience different foods and tastes from around the world and keep mealtimes interesting.


Contact us

We welcome your comments and any questions you have about our service.
You can get in touch with us by email at

Did you know?

Every day we provide 15,000 pupils nutritionally well-balanced meals.

Every meal we serve includes a vegetarian option.

We follow the government's School Food Plan to support healthy eating in schools.

All of our kitchen staff are qualified in food safety and receive regular training to support their work in schools.

We work in partnership with schools and the NHS to address allergen and dietary needs.

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